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The recording process for that album, titled One Nation, began at Can-Am Studios in Tarzana, California on June 14, 1996. 2Pac, along with the Outlawz, invited Brooklyn rap crew the Boot Camp Clik, Nice & Smooth’s Greg Nice, The Luniz’s Numskull, Asu and Capital LS of the New Jersey-based group Rumpletilskinz. Pac, who intended to drop numerous volumes of One Nation, also had plans to reach out to superstars like Nas, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Scarface, Outkast, E-40, and others to contribute to the project and join his mission to create unity and peace within the culture. Unfortunately, those plans would never fully materialize.
Side A Westside
- Untouchables - Makaveli, Bad Azz, Snoop Doggy Dogg, E.D.I. Mean, Yaki Kadafi (5/31/96) (Prod. L.T. Hutton & Soopafly)
- Fright Night (Whatcha Gonna Do) - Makaveli, Storm (6/12/96) (Prod. Duane Nettlesbey)
- Ya Own Style - Makaveli, Greg Nice, E.D.I Mean, Young Noble (6/14/96) (Prod. Darryl Harper)
- Tattoo Tears - Makaveli, Young Noble, Napoleon, Yaki Kadafi, Kastro (6/17/96) (Prod. Kurupt)
- Secretz Of War (Rulez Version) - Makaveli, Kurupt, Hussein Fatal, Yaki Kadafi (6/18/96) (Prod. Johnny J.)
- U Can Be Touched - Makaveli, Sixx Nine, Napoleon, E.D.I. Mean, Kastro, Young Noble, Yaki Kadafi (4/24/96 & 6/22/96) (Prod. Johnny J.)
- Thug Luv - Makaveli, Bizzy Bone & Sylk-E Fyne (6/2?/96) (Prod. DJ U-Neek)
Side B Eastside
- Ginseng Power (Thug Nigga) - Makaveli, Capital LS, Asu (6/17/96) (Prod. Kurupt)
- World Wide Dime Pieces - Makaveli, Queen, Capital LS, Greg Nice, Asu, Snoop Doggy Dogg (6/17/96) (Prod. Capital LS)
- Military Minds - Makaveli, Cocoa Brovas, Buckshot (6/17/96) (Prod. Darryl Harper)
- Jawz Tight - Makaveli, Capital LS, Buckshot, Asu, Smif N Wessun, Numbskull, E.D.I. Mean, Napoleon, Yaki Kadafi (6/18/96) (Prod. Daz Dillinger)
- Brothaz In Arms - Makaveli, Buckshot, Cocoa Brovaz (6/18/96) (Prod. Darryl Harper & Capital LS)
- Never Call U Bitch Again (Eastcoast Version) - Makaveli, Buckshot, Cocoa Brovaz, Danny Boy, Jewell (6/19/96) (Prod. Johnny J.)
- Set It Off (One Nation) - Makaveli, Greg Nice, E.D.I Mean, Young Noble (6/19/96) (Prod. Greg Nice & Darryl Harper)
As Tupac said: ''I was born on the east coast, I love the east coast.'' He collected rap artists from the East coast and the recording session that wanted to issue. This session the called ''One Nation''
“‘Pac felt like New York people wasn’t really fucking with him, and Tek and Steele was like, they had fucked with him,” Buckshot said. It would be the liner notes of Smif-N-Wessun’s debut album, Dah Shinin’ and subsequent shout outs of, “Keep Ya Head Up” that would ultimately unite the two parties. But unlike most instances involving those who would one day like to work with Tupac musically, ‘Pac was the one who initially reached out.
“‘Pac called the studio one night; we’re in the studio, doing the album with Heltah Skeltah,” Buckshot recalled. “He like, ‘Yo, I want you to come out, what you doing two days from now? I want you to come out here and do an album with me… I’m sitting here with Greg Nice right now, we eating chicken.’ And I was laughing and he said, ‘Fly out,’ and I said, ‘We there.’”
Footage was recently released showing the two camps meeting outside of the airport. Tupac met up with Boot Camp Clik personally, as he and the Outlawz greeted the New York super group upon exiting the limo sent for them.
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